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what makes frontline plus complete is that it breaks the flea life cycle -- killing adults, eggs and larvae. and it keeps killing fleas and ticks all month long. that's why it's the #1 choice of vets for their pets, and yours. unleash a complete killing force in every dose of frontline plus. breaking news out of los angeles, a break in the bray yeo stow beating case. the los angeles police have taken one person into custody. we're told a s.w.a.t. team descended on an east hollywood apartment building at 7:00 this morning with their guns drawn. they have been looking at two suspects that beat the giants' fan at opening day back on march 31. stow suffered a life-threatening brain injury and had to be put into a medically induced coma to
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prevent seizures. last week the 42-year-old was transferred to san francisco general hospital where brain trauma specialists have been treating him. there has been a $200,000 reward leading to suspects in the case. about 2 hours ago, one person was taken into custody in los angeles. we will have more information on this morning's breaking news as it becomes available. fairfield police are asking for help this morning in finding three young children who have not been seen since noon yesterday. photos of ten-year-old trinity richardson and two others are now being distributed on a police bulletin. they were last seen in a children's park on kentucky street in fairfield theib with the mother christina lopez believed to be a transient that frequencies fairfield and
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vacaville. today is her birthday and police are hoping she is just trying to spend time with their kids. they normally with their grandmother. if you see them you are to contact fairfield police. >> first investigators in livermore are trying to determine what caused an explosion that severely burned three people inside an apartment. it happened around 5:15 yesterday on silver oaks way in downtown livermore. firefighters found all three victims outside conscious but burned beyond recognition. as of last night police are still not confirmed their identities. they they say two men and one woman in their 20s were airlifted to regional trauma centers in san jose and sacramento. neighbors say the explosion rocked the entire building. >> i went over there and people laying on the ground screaming. there was quite a bit of damage to the building. just looking out the back windows, you can see all the
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windows have been blown out of their apartment. >> firefighters were able to put the fire out within 20 minutes but the area remains taped off at the crime scene with police and fire investigators calling it suspicious. governor jerry brown has declared today harvey milk day. statewide commemoration. it would have been his 81st birthday today. the store will open as a suicide crisis center. it will operate as a center for a trevor project providing crisis intervention for gay lesbian, bisexual and transgender problems. milk used the store as his headquarters. >> minnesota will decide on constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. late yesterday minnesota lawmakers voted 70-62 to put the amendment on the november 2012
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ballot. the state already has a law prohibiting same-sex marriage but supporters say it needs to be written and cot constitution to prevent judges from tampering in it. opponents includes the governor who call it discriminatory. >> a masked man is on the loose after stealing $10,000 in cash. he robbed a precious metals store in mill valley. the robber wearing a black mask and white surgical gloves pulled a gun and demanded cash. >> the business was open at the time. the suspect came in the business with his handgun i'm assuming demanded money. there is no audio but only video. that is all we can talk about. >> officers and sheriff's deputies searched the area for two hours to find the man. the store's surveillance camera
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might help identify him. >> pg&e plans to start testing again tomorrow. people in san bruno are being warned they may smell natural gas during the testing. state ordered the pipeline test in response to last september's san bruno tragedy. a gas line explosion killed 8 people and destroyed 38 homes. testing began two weeks ago in mountain view. last week pg&e had to retest the line in antioch after getting slightly different readings. the pipeline tests are conducted only after the natural has been removed from the line. >> president obama has wrapped up a speech at annual conference of the nation's pro imminent israel lobby. president obama spoke for nearly 30 minutes at american israel public affairs committee conference in washington. on thursday he called for israel to withdraw to its 1967 borders
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despite a stern rebuke from netanyahu. they met at the white house to discuss peace negotiations. during the meeting they reaffirmed the relationship between the two countries. >> even while we may at times disagree as friends sometimes will the bonds between the united states and israel are unbreakable and the commitment of the united states to the security of israel is ironclad. >> by the way, president obama begins a six-day trip to europe tomorrow with visits to several countries. >> now to the republicans who want to replace him. indiana's governor is out. minnesota governor is expected to get in. tim pawlenty is expected to announce that he is running. david curly has the story from washington. >> pawlenty has been flying
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under the radar. he hopes his announcement will reintroduce him to republican voters that don't seem happy with the presidential field. >> mitt romney passed the health care system in massachusetts looks a lot like the president's plan. >> i agree with mitt romney. >> newt gingrich angered republicans by attacking his party's budget and medicare plan. >> i mid a mistake. >> john huntsman worked for president obama as an ambassador but he told george stephanopolous he would have voted for the republican budget. >> the only thing that scares me more than that is where our country is going. >> romney and paul waiting for huntsman daniels and bachmann with trump and huckabee out. >> there is going to be a cull for anybody else probably until early full fall.
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so we only got another 15 minutes before we close this. >> there are still a couple of wildcards jeb bush and chris christie. both continue to say they won't run. up next marathon spacewalk for a pair of astronauts. and a volcano in iceland shuts down that country's main airport.
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the shuttle astronauts just finished the second of four spacewalks but they hit a major snag. they wound up taking longer than planned. the problems began when a veteran spacewalker lost a bolt then other bolts started popping off uncan expectly. they spent an lour and a half longer than planned. three of the covers got installed okay but a fourth cover had to be brought back inside due to the missing bolt. >> this man iceland's international airport is closed because of a volcanic interruption. good news the ash plume is blowing towards greenland and
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not heading towards european. it shouldn't cause widespread disruption. officials closed airspace for five days several years ago because they feared that the ash would arm jel jet engines. it started erupting yet for the first time since 2004. >> the man who kidnapped and raped elizabeth smart when she was just 9 year old and now she will get the chance to confront him in court. his face is seared moot memory of millions of terrorized parents. this week brian david mitchell is set to learn his fate. as liz beth smart says she is ready to face him for the final
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time. >> i'm not sure what i'm going say yet. oh i'll guess we'll see when the time comes. >> he was convicted in utah and jury rejected his insanity defense. his sentencing will end the nightmare that begin in 2002. >> this woman has spent the last eight years of her life being traumatized and work go through this healing process. >> on that night he broke into the smarted house an affluent neighborhood in salt lake city. he kidnapped 14-year-old smart from her bedroom she shared with her sister. he held her cap if i have for nine months repeatedly raping her. they bus tid ted mitchell and reunited smart with her family. >> her inspirational story can
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captain evade the nation as they watched the 14-year-old victim grow into an adult advocate. she is now 23 a poised young woman evidence of the rock solid spirit. she completed a mormon missionary trip in paris where she shared her story of survival. >> but her saga has one final chapter left to be written, she will testify at brian david mitchell's sentencing in hopes to put him behind bars the rest of her life while she spend the rest of her life giving. >> children of survivors to inspire people and give them new hope and courage. only three more episodes before oprah goes off the air but before she signs off she
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will reflect on the legacy she leaves behind. tuesday at 7:30 p.m. here on abc7 will air a special called oprah looks back 25 years of the oprah winfrey show. the final show airs the following day at 4:00. >> then on it's on to something else for miss oprah. >> now a preview of the forecast. >> we do have sunshine out there. >> emeryville low clouds but a few high clouds. that will be order of the day. temperatures and winds we'll talk about that and even the prospect of rain coming up. >> thank you. also coming up, tim lincecum and second game of the bay bridge series. mike shumann has all the highlights coming up in sports.
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it'siber none. looks like one. well, i know. i put an "n" there. ah! fiber one honey clusters cereal! that's really good! it tastes good so there can't be fiber in it! it's actually got about half a day's worth of fiber. [ asst mgr ] it says so right on the box. [ fiber seeker ] really? try it. [ mr. mehta ] honey, touch of brown sugar, crunchy clusters -- any cardboard? cardboard no delicious yes. so where's the fiber? maybe it's in the honey clusters. [ male announcer ] fiber one. cardboard no, delicious yes. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >> when are we going to get back to normal? >> that is the question. we've got seven days. next panel i'll show you some changes. heavenly right now lots of sunshine and 50s in truckee and
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low 60s in the sierra nevada. a heat wave in the future. we'll talk about it and we're looking at low clouds outside our studio. it's cloudy in santa rosa. we've got cloudiness from hayward and livermore and few more clouds around san jose this morning. with that we will be looking at filtered sunshine throughout the day. 53 in oakland, but we are noticing the gusty winds at the airport 36 miles an hour, half moon bay 24 miles an hour. and southwest wind at 20 everybody is cooler from 2-4 degrees cooler and afternoon highs will be cooler today tomorrow and wednesday and will continue below average and winds kick up out of the northwest even 35 mile-an-hour gusts. by wednesday? >> we key see rain around here. it's supposed to warm up.
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here the satellite and radar pictures. a series of disturbances knock this ridge down providing the showers in the sierra nevada and bay area a stronger sea breeze. holding on to the ridge of high pressure but with it the winds are going to pick up so you'll feel it throughout the afternoon if you are spending time ttd our coast. but 68 in los angeles 87 in vegas and showers in the northern sierra. here is the system on wednesday. it gets close and bringing a chance of shower as far as south as monterey. after that high pressure is going to build on in and we can begin to warm up more significantly. today we're bhoog looking at 66 in sunnyvale. on the peninsula mid and upper 50s. look familiar, doesn't it? winds gusting from 20-30 miles an hour. 67 in redwood city. san francisco coming in at 63.
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average high is 68. north bay should be warming to 81. 71 cooler than yesterday. so the north winds are backing off. getting more of a north-northwest wind and the east bay cools and 70 in danville. down by the monterey bay gusty winds, 60 a there. if you spending any time in the city at the giants game you'll notice the partly cloudy sky and breezy winds upper 50s to low 60s. low 70s east bay south bay warmest inland spots and then look for a bit of a dip coastal clouds around tomorrow. breezy afternoon and tuesday looks the warmer day and by the end of next week everything should be warmer. >> that is memorial day weekend so we would like that. thank you lisa. >> let's check out sports. this afternoon the san jose sharks will try to even their western conference finals series with the vancouver canucks.
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we say good luck sharks game four starts at noon. last night tim lincecum showed the a's why he is named the franchise. here is shu. >> good morning. giants tim lincecum pitched a gem against the a's a three hiter to be exact. he pulled off the eighth career complete game. that is rarity. beautiful afternoon in the city by the bay. giants strike first off of brett anderson. posey grounds one to second. 1-0 g-men and anderson would settle down after that. catches him looking pat burrel and lynn lynn at the couple was even better. he fooled coco crisp. giants still up 1-0. added some insurance. cody ross rips one posey scores
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and on the ninth lincecum punches him out and fifth career shutout. 3-0 the final and a's have got four in a row. >> it goes back to having good rhythm throughout the game. so if you get in a jam you take it to that level. >> he's good. >> to the hardwood hosting dallas showed just having home court advantage. all mavericks second quarter and with a one hand jam. they built a 23-point lead.
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kevin durant pulls up and hits russell westwood gets an 8-point game. the mavs would come up big when it counted 93-87 victory for dallas. >> ee hadn't vnt had a triple crown winner since the firm in 1978. they tried to snag the second leg but infor the triple crown. we had a clean start of the race. 14 horses trying to hold off animal kingdom and shackle fvd battled it right out of the gate. >> animal kingdom is coming! and animal kingdom but shackleford hold on in the preakness.
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>> ridden by jesus cags tenon. there will be no triple crown winner in 2011. we'll have sharks' highlights tonight at ago. have a great day. >> the latest on the big developments in los angeles police have arrested a suspect in the bryan stow case. >> hope versus reality the graduating class of 2011 hits the job market. also how high do gas prices have to go before you start cutting back? coming up a realtime experiment that could change your driving habits.
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welcome back. breaking news out of los angeles. a break in the bryan stow beating case.
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los angeles police have arrested one of suspects. s.w.a.t. team did he vend send order an east hollywood apartment building at 7:00 this morning with guns drawn. they confirm one of several men removed from the apartment is a suspect in the case, but they have not released his name. neighbors say the man had a bald head and tattoos on his neck and arms that appears to match one of sketches released by police. detectives have been looking at two suspects during the opening day on march 31. stow suffered a life-threatening brain injury and had to be put in a medically induce coma. the victim was transferred to san francisco general hospital from usc where brain trauma specialists are treating him. there has been a $200,000 reward leading to the arrest of suspects in the case and again about two hours ago two and a half hours ago one person was taken into custody.
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we will have more information on this morning's breaking developments as it becomes available. thousands of bay area college graduates are facing challenging times. next month they hit the work force or try to in the outlook for new jobs is grim. alan wang has disappointing statistics they are facing but also a few encouraging signs. >> i am looking for a job in the health care field administration aspect of the field. >> when daven graduate west side a degree in health care sciences from cal state east bay he'll be facing tough statistics. a poll shows salaries are down and just over half of the grads are being hired. they are also having a harder time to pay off student loans. >> i even have friends right now that are working at minimum wage jobs when they have two degrees. >> the competition for jobs is fierce. >> they are looking for students
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who are good communicators they are looking for students who have some experience. we think internships count for a great deal. >> more students are contemplating a back-up plan. >> maybe doing military work. >> the situation here reflects the overall national picture for job prospects. over in u.c. berkeley things are looking rosier. u.c. berkeley said it had so many recruiters it had to expand the job fair an extra day. >> employers that they have been holding back on their hiring plans and now they are a little bit more confident about their plans. that is why they are showing up in berkeley in larger and larger numbers. >> the majority of jobs are being offered by high-tech industries many of them expect
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to increase by 13%. they may be picking from the top school first but the demand is expected to trickle down. zblst if you knew instantly how much gas you were using would you change your driving habits? that is what a team of u.c. vvps trying to find out. laura anthony has our story from richmond. >> u.c. berkeley researcher elliot martin is using a gps tracking device to get realtime information in how he is driving. >> that information is what could personally change your behavior. >> it tells martin how much gas he is using and whether his car is emitting too many pollutants. >> you don't want to accelerate on too hard and coast to your stops. >> it's called eco driving he
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is using eco navigator the company has an office in the redwood city city. >> there are displays how much gas they are consuming at any given time and also a score card that gives you a score as to how you are driving compares to either other drivers of the same car or perhaps a fleet-wide rating. >> when it comes to fuel economy it's not just about how hard you push on the gas pedal something as simple as opening a window will make a difference. >> but with a driver armed with realtime information necessarily make better decisions. that is what martin and his team are trying to figure out. they have installed the eco navigator in a fleet of cars in the bay area and will study the results. one thing at researchers know with or without an eco navigator
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95% of drivers say they will adopt the driving strategy if the price of gas hits $4.40 a gallon. >> it's not there yet. >> lisa argen is here with a preview of the accu-weather forecast. >> we have clouds and sunshine this morning. a few drops on the lens from the sutro camera. there is some rain offshore. will it reach the bay area? will we have spring or summer in the next seven days. stay tuned. >> also the giant ship that is being torn apart in violence. how it's helping to put people's lives back together again.
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gone. mind sharp. because unisom gave you deep restful sleep all night. morning early birds. unisom. good night. good morning. welcome back. time right now 9:37. this is a live look from the emeryville hd camera. you know the doomsday deadline came and went. we're glad you are live and well this morning and joining us for the abc7 sunday morning news. looks a little gray out there. >> we do have the low clouds and we also have high and mid-level clouds. there is a system that is going to rotate through today. if you head outside right now mount tam looks cloudy with the winds at times gusting to 20-30 miles an hour. higher elevations at our coast. it is a cooler start around the bay. all those elements coming into play today to bring us a cooler
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afternoon. 55 in redwood city. 53 and san jose 57. we are looking at gusty winds a few delays on arriving flights at sfo. wind gusts up to 36 miles an hour. half moon bay, it's going to be a raw day with numbers in the 50s. as you head up to fairfield this morning. this morning here are the numbers down anywhere from two degrees around the bay. with those winds today it's going to feel like a spring afternoon. breezy winds a cooler afternoon and temperatures continuing to stay below the average tomorrow and by wednesday. another system heads our way bringing a chance and the possibility of some rain. so here is a look at satellite and radar composite which systems track on through. they are mainly to the north and east of the bay area. so we are looking at a dry day today. if you are headed to the sierra,
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nevada. you could see a few showers out there. the next system that comes on through holding together to even stronger. one today just arrives with the sea breeze on west-northwest winds gusting to 35 miles an hour at our coast. 78 in sacramento with the only 80s in the central valley. 57 big sur and the moisture from the north to the southern sierra 91 in palm springs. as we go forward next system could bring us showers north of santa cruz. then after that 80s in the picture for next weekend. 68 in san jose and 65 in milpitas. mid and upper 50s 56 in menlo park. only 63 in menlo park.
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north winds warmed up yesterday. today is the opposite. 71 in santa rosa. 64 in berkeley. a windy day in san leandro and 65 and numbers in the upper 60s for dublin. 68 in pleasanton. down by the monterey bay hold on to the breeze 60 there. this afternoon in san francisco look for partly cloudy skies northwesterly winds, keeping it cool to 50s to low 60s. numbers are coming down a little bit. then on tuesday, may be some rain on wednesday. hopefully if you like it warm we could warm up and best chance warming up at the end of the week. >> one of most moth ball ships in vallejo is being dismantled. wayne freedman went there to find out what is involved in
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tearing a giant ship apart. rebuilding lives and hope. >> reporter: in vallejo she is a curiosity. a doomed cargo ship she rusty and she is peeling as people watch, she is disappearing piece by piece. that makes her the first of her kind around here. >> we were shipbuilders not ship wreckers. >> when they abandoned mare island it left behind an empty shell, 6,000 people lost their jobs. the city would go bankrupt. was one indignity after another. >> things went downhill you know. it's hard times when you don't have money. >> he lived it. his father was one of the men that was laid off the base. it would lead him to drugs alcohol and brings. he went so long without a job he worked for a mechanic after
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hours in car repair. he saw it as a way to support his wife and a daughter that lost his faith in him. >> she never saw he so persistent and i drove there for three months every single day they would say no we're not hiring. i wouldn't have it. i just tell them. if you need my help i'm here in case you need me. i just want a chance. >> tony finally did get a break because he had training as a welder. and the recycling operation wanted to hire locals from vallejo. >> it was a bit of pressure. we're not that big but we're a small component in the revitalization of this area. >> a component devouring a ship with one inch thick steel one chunk at a time.
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it might be straightforward cutting and slicing and disposing when each of those pieces weighs as much as 40,000 pounds you know it gets complicated. >> they start with the asbestos and lead-based paint. the air filled with toxins this may be a dream job but it's hard work and it's dangerous. >> it's hard. you are sweating you know and it's constant. >> reporter: the removal process happens methodically but on a large scale. they calculate the weight of every piece. >> he's been doing it for a long time. >> imagine all those tons so perfectly that a 200 man can
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push them around with either hand. with every stage it gets smaller and smaller she will yield 9000 tons of steel what began as ship finishes as scrap. these are a far cry from the glory days when ships arrived in pieces and left intact but ten miles away in suisun bay they have 50 others and as tony knows all too well pieces can make a man and a city whole again. >> in vallejo, wayne freedman "abc 7 news." up next two dollar bills you can buy for ten dollars.
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welcome back. it's 9:47. this is a live look at the shark tank where they are preparing to take on the vancouver canucks. they are trying to even up the score thereto canucks are ahead 2-1 in the series the final series. game time is noon good luck go
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sharks we know you can do it. >> you may have seen the ads for commemorative two dollar bills like a lot of people one woman thought they were issued by the u.s. government but the u.s. does issue commemorative paper money but just coins. >> michelle and her family loved going to yellowstone national park. >> water falls canyon wildlife. >> that is why this tv ad caught her eye. northern mint was offering $2 bills, just $10 for a real two dollar bill enhancewood a colorful illustration of the park. >> it was a pretty good place and i thought it would be a nice present for my husband.
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>> i thought it was a collectors item and i figured i was buying it from the u.s. government. >> she called the number and immediately put into an automated ordering system. she ordered the yellowstone bills and then they prompted to buy more. >> i ordered the grand canyon and i said no, do you one five consecutive yellowstone bills. >> the prompts wouldn't stop. so she hung up. >> days later her package arrived and to her surprise it was stuffed with items she did not order. >> five consecutive yellow stone bills five consecutive grand canyon bills. >> they build her $158 she called returned the unwanted items and demanded a refund. >> i did not hear anything back. so that is when i contacted 7 on your side. >> we looked into the matter and found dozens of similar complaints online customers
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were for items they didn't order. they have received 2891 complaints about the company over the past three years. it turns out new england mint takes real two dollar bills and covers them with a layer of plastic. are they collector items. >> they are considered damaged to the serious collecter. >> currency dealer says enhanced two dollar bills are worth two dollars. >> when they come in with this type of merchandise it surprising to them it's not worth more. >> a federal law says it's a crime to mutilate currency however the new england mint it's enhancing the bills and not damaging them. u.s. secret service which enforces the currency laws would not comment if altering and selling the bills is legal or not. charles lipset says the bills
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are perfectly legal. he did not respond to our requests for an on-camera interview. in a statement there is nothing illegal about enhancing u.s. currency. i can make the price at any price i want. future of the price is impossible to determine. we believe we have created a beautiful piece of art. as for billing many customers order things on the phone and forget what they ordered and shocked to see the bill a few weeks later. new england mint did provide a refund of $147 for items she didn't want. the bills she did order are interesting souvenir. >> i'll keep them to tell about it. >> despite 281 complaints better business bureau gives the parent company an "a" plus rating because they respond to each complaint.
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> the man that inked mike tyson's tattoo is shuig warner brothers but the question is does he have a case. [ bell ringing ] >> angelina jolie. geo coordinate and the barbed wire. >> then there is a tribal tattoo which brackets the left eye of former heavyweight mike tyson. it's so unique it's now at the center of a major lawsuit.
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the hangover part two is one of the most anticipated films. >> in the movie his character wakes up wild night with this on his face. >> this is a real tattoo. >> those that created the original design isn't laughing. he is suing so sto to stop warner brothers from using the tattoo and to stop the film from being released. he is demanding monetary damages for reckless copyright infringement. they say the design has been in the public domain long enough. >> there is a concept of it but if you are going to profit off the artwork that has been copyrighted then technically it's illegal under lawsuit. >> it may sound frivolous but copyright law is serious bad.
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the donald tried to trademark this and paris hilton did win some clash intellectual property rights. toby tried to trademark several gems are still pending. [ bell ringing ] >> as for the tyson tattoo the two sides will take off the gloves in court on monday. >> one of the bay area's most famous cat burglars head lined an event that honors pets and people that love them. vic lee hung out with dusty at pet parade yesterday. they call him klepto the cat because surveillance video caught him stealing belongings from neighbor's home. he was wearing his prison stripes. the parade encourages people to adopt pets. >> especially cool out there.
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we have some haze and clouds from mount tam and we will look for partly cloudy skies. breezy winds 65 in san mateo. 68 in palo alto with a couple of 70s napa and concord still cool and breezy tomorrow. slightly warmer tuesday and then they are going to bring a chance of showers on wednesday. warming up thursday and friday and stay tuned to see if it's going last for a long memorial holiday weekend. >> recap the breaking news out of los angeles. the father of beaten giants fan bryan stow have confirmed that los angeles police they this do, indeed, have a suspect in custody. police won't release his name saying the investigation is ongoing. about three hours ago a s.w.a.t. team with a warrant descended on an east hollywood apartment building with guns drawn and took the man into custody without incident. we will have more in our next newscast today which starts at
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5:00. but that is it for us for now. thank you for joining us. stay connected 24/7 at abc7news.com. i'm carolyn tyler, with lisa argen. have a great sunday everyone. bye-bye.
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